Livingston, Edward, 1764-1836

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Livingston's varied career as American lawyer and statesman is described in detail in the following descriptions of his papers.

From the description of Edward Livingston papers, 1683-1877 (bulk 1764-1836). (Princeton University Library). WorldCat record id: 81576848

Eminent jurist - Minister to France - Secretary of State under Andrew Jackson.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Judge Breckenridge, 1821 Sept. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270591380

Edward Livingston served as Andrew Jackson's aide-de-camp (1814-1815) and helped secure the assistance of the Lafitte brothers. Livingston also served as US Senator from Louisiana (1828-1831).

From the description of Livingston, Edward, letters, 1815-1830. (University of Texas Libraries). WorldCat record id: 81153457

Son of Robert R. Livingston. Mayor of New York, member of Congress from New York and later from Louisiana, senator from Louisiana, U.S. secretary of state and minister to France.

From the description of ALS, 1828 July 24, Red Hook, N.J., to unknown correspondent. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122585873

Senator, Secretary of State, Diplomat.

From the description of Letter, 1831 June 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122379198

Edward Livingston graduated from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) in 1781, was admitted to the bar in 1785, and practiced law in New York City. He was U.S. Representative for New York (1795-1801), U.S. district attorney (1801-1803), and mayor of New York City (1801-1803). Livingston moved to New Orleans, La., in 1804 where he was engaged in the practice of law and in the real estate business, authored a legal code for Louisiana, and served at the Battle of New Orleans. He was U.S. Representative for Louisiana (1823-1829), U.S. Senator for Louisiana (1829-1831), U.S. Secretary of State in the Cabinet of President Andrew Jackson (1831-1833), and Minister Plenipotentiary to France (1833-1835).

From the description of Edward Livingston letter, 1828 Apr. 17. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 184905977

From the description of Edward Livingston letter, 1827 Nov. 25. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 184905976

From the description of Edward Livingston letter, 1802 May 20. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 773816446

A native of "Clermont", Columbia County, N.Y., Edward Livingston was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1795. Having migrated to New Orleans, La., in 1804 he began the practice of law. He was elected to the Louisiana Legislature in 1820 and was commissioned to revise the penal law which he presented to the Legislature in 1825. Elected to Congress in 1822 representing the New Orleans District, he served until 1828 when he was elected U.S. Senator from Louisiana.

As a close friend and ally to Andrew Jackson, he was appointed U.S. Secretary of State in 1831, a post he resigned May 29, 1833 to accept the position of Minister of France.

From the description of Edward Livingston papers, 1801-1836 (1820-1836). (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 244390910

Edward Livingston graduated from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) in 1781, was admitted to the bar in 1785, and practiced law in New York City. He was U.S. Representative for New York (1795-1801), U.S. district attorney (1801-1803), and mayor of New York City (1801-1803). Livingston moved to New Orleans, La., in 1804 where he was engaged in the practice of law and in the real estate business, authored a legal code for Louisiana, and served at the Battle of New Orleans. He was U.S. Representative for Louisiana (1823-1829), U.S. Senator for Louisiana (1829-1831), U.S. Secretary of State in the Cabinet of President Andrew Jackson (1831-1833), and Minister Plenipotentiary to France (1833-1835).

Edwin James was born at Weybridge, Vt., and graduated from Middlebury College in 1816. He studied medicine with his brother, Dr. John James, and later studied botany and geology with John Torrey and Amos Eaton. James was appointed surgeon and biologist for the Maj. Stephen H. Long Expedition of 1820. This party explored the West for the headwaters of the Platte and Red rivers, made maps of the uncharted Louisiana Territory, and located sites for military posts to protect the American fur trade. James is said to have been the first white man to climb Pike's Peak in Colorado, doing so in 1820, and he was the first botanist to examine the alpine flora of the Rocky Mountains. He later served as assistant surgeon in the U.S. Army (1823-1833), editor of the Albany, N.Y., Temperance Herald and Journal (1833-1836), and subagent to the Potawatomi Indians (1837-1838).

From the description of Edward Livingston letter, 1834 Oct. 15. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 725508300

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referencedIn Masclet, Joseph, 1760-1833. Autograph letter : n.p., to Edward Livingston, n.p., [1796]. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Henry Bartholomew Cox Collection, 1492-1960, (bulk 1792-1858) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Livingston, Edward, 1764-1836. Letters, 1825 January 1-1827 November 27, Redhook and New York, N.Y., to G. Ticknor, Boston. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn McDonogh, John, 1779-1850. McDonogh, John, papers, 1801-1830. University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
creatorOf Livingston, Edward, 1764-1836. ALS (initialed) : [n. p.] to "Dear Sirs," [18--?]. Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square
creatorOf Bastrop, Felipe Enrique Neri, Baron de, 1759-1827. Felipe E.N. Bastrop papers, 1796-1829. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
creatorOf Livingston, Edward, 1764-1836. Livingston family papers, 1634-1909. Library of Congress
creatorOf Livingston, Edward, 1764-1836. Edward Livingston letter to his brother, Robert R. Livingston : New Orleans : LS, 1812 May 18. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Clearance papers of American ships : New York, 1802-1831. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
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creatorOf Livingston, Edward, 1764-1836. Autograph letter signed : to Judge Breckenridge, 1821 Sept. 10. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Livingston, Edward, 1764-1836. Edward Livingston letter, 1827 Nov. 25. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
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creatorOf Livingston, Edward, 1764-1836. Edward Livingston letter, 1834 Oct. 15. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
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creatorOf Livingston, Edward, 1764-1836. Letter, 1826. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf William L. Clements Library. Lewis Cass papers, 1774-1924. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
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referencedIn Sage, Gardner A. Map no. 1 of Edward Livingston's property sold by virtue of an execution of Fieri Facias directed to the Marshal of the District of New York from the District Court under a judgment of the United States. The sales December 17th & 18th 18--, Jno. Swartwout, Marshal of the Dist. of New York / done by Charles Loss ; (copy). Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
referencedIn Livingston family. Papers, 1719-1889. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
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creatorOf Livingston, Edward, 1764-1836. Letter, 1818. American Periodical Series I
creatorOf Livingston, Edward, 1764-1836. Edward Livingston papers, 1683-1877 (bulk 1764-1836). Princeton University Library
creatorOf Livingston, Edward, 1764-1836. Letter : Washington, D.C., to unknown person, 1828 Apr. 28. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Smith, Samuel, 1752-1839. Samuel Smith family papers, 1772-1911 (bulk 1777-1865). Library of Congress
creatorOf Livingston, Edward, 1764-1836. ALS, [ca. 1831, no month, no day], Sunday evening, Washington, D.C., to Gulian Crommelin Verplanck. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Gurley family. Gurley family papers, 1781-1887 (bulk 1805-1842). Tulane University, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library
referencedIn Du Pont, Eleuthère Irénée, 1771-1834. Papers, 1782-1838. Hagley Museum & Library
creatorOf Livingston, Edward, 1764-1836. Livingston, Edward, letters, 1815-1830. University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
creatorOf Livingston, Edward, 1764-1836. Edward Livingston letter, 1828 Apr. 17. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
referencedIn Lewis Cass papers, Cass, Lewis, papers, 1774-1924 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Webb, Samuel Blachley, 1753-1807. Samuel Blachley Webb papers, 1756-1819 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Livingston, Edward, 1764-1836. Edward Livingston papers, 1801-1836 (1820-1836). Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
referencedIn Davis, John, 1761-1847. Letters, 1778-1796. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Donelson, Andrew Jackson, 1799-1871. Andrew Jackson Donelson papers, 1779-1943 (bulk 1813-1869). Library of Congress
referencedIn Masclet, Joseph, 1760-1833. Autograph letter : n.p., to Edward Livingston, n.p., [1796]. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Papers, 1806-1902. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Livingston, Edward, 1764-1836. ALS, 1828 July 24, Red Hook, N.J., to unknown correspondent. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Edward Livingston engraving, circa 1820-1836. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Livingston, Edward, 1764-1836. Autograph letters signed (5) : various places, to Henry Wheaton, 1827 June 15-1835 Feb. 16. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Ingersoll, Ralph Isaacs, 1789-1872. Letter, 1835 May 4, New Haven, Conn., to Edward Livingston, Paris, France. Yale University, Law School Library
referencedIn Robinson, Jeremy, 1787-1834. Records, May-June, 1832. University of Florida
referencedIn Louisiana. Legislature. To the honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled. The memorial of the State of Louisiana galley proof, circa 1817. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
referencedIn Du Pont, Charles I. (Charles Irénée), 1797-1869. Papers, 1807-1892. Hagley Museum & Library
creatorOf Livingston, Edward, 1764-1836. ALS : New York, to Nicklen & Griffith, Philadelphia, 1803 April 19. Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square
creatorOf Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826. Letter : Washington, D.C., to Edward Livingston, 1801 November 1. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Andrew Jackson Donelson Papers, 1779-1943, (bulk 1813-1869) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Clinton, DeWitt, 1769-1828. Cocke Family Papers, [manuscript] 1689-1968 (bulk 1721-1949). University of Virginia. Library
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referencedIn Burr, Aaron, 1756-1836. Letter, 1801 February 16. American Periodical Series I
creatorOf Ingersoll, Ralph Isaacs, 1789-1872. Letter, 1835 May 4, New Haven, Conn., to Edward Livingston, Paris, France. Yale University, Law School Library
referencedIn John Lansing, Jr. papers, 1781-1870 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Gilpin family. Papers, 1727-1872. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn Duer, William, 1747-1799. Papers, 1752-1802. New-York Historical Society Library
referencedIn Patterson, Daniel Todd, 1786-1839. Daniel Todd Patterson papers, 1772-1927 (bulk 1825-1835). Library of Congress
referencedIn Autograph File, L, 1641-1976. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Livingston, Edward, 1764-1836. Letter : Washington, D.C., to unknown person, 1828 Apr. 28. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn DeWitt family. Papers, 1705-1952, 1750-1839 (bulk) Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Greenway, Edward M. Edward M. Greenway collection 1737-1876. Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library
creatorOf Du Ponceau, Peter Stephen, 1760-1844. Peter S. Du Ponceau Papers. 1787-1844 (inclusive). Porterville Public Library
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referencedIn Ingersoll, Charles Jared, 1782-1862. Papers, 1803-1862. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
creatorOf Livingston, Edward, 1764-1836. Edward Livingston letter, 1802 May 20. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
referencedIn Maria and Elizabeth Gilpin Collection, 1739-1878. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn Van Buren, Martin, 1782-1862. Letter, ca.1830. American Periodical Series I
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creatorOf Livingston, Edward, 1764-1836. Letter, 1831 June 12. American Periodical Series I
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creatorOf Rodney, Caesar, 1728-1784. Caesar Rodney correspondence, 1749-1823. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
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New York (State)
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